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Singing Our Praises

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Top officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and ACT 1 industry suppliers kicked off “Trucking Moves America Forward,” a nationwide trucking image campaign, at a press conference before the start of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

“We have to think about how to get more people into this industry. This is way overdue,” Kevin Burch, vice chair- man of the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign and president of truckload carrier Jet Express, said at the March 26 press event.

The mission of “Trucking Moves America Forward” is to establish a long-term, industry-wide movement to create a positive image for the industry, to ensure policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy, and to build the political and grass- roots support necessary to strengthen and grow the industry in the future.

Mike Card, past ATA chairman and president of Combined Transport Inc. in Central Point, Ore. told the hundreds of show attendees.
Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA, said trucking has a great story to tell but has not done enough to do so. “We pay a dear price for not singing our own praises,” Spencer said.

For more information or to sup- port the campaign, visit www.trucking- movesamerica.com.

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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